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#404928 - 05/31/14 12:22 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? ***** [Re: SirQuack]
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Registered: 07/23/04
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Charles you got me curious to hear more of Lindsey Stirling's work, after I recalled hearing some of her stuff that my coworker had... I am not sure what exactly he had, but the only thing that I can find from her on Amazon or Youtube that sounds like what my coworker had is the track, Elements. The rest of her music reminds me more of Vanessa Mae's work. I do have a couple of Mae's CD's, but they are a bit too "pop" for my tastes.

I've listened to the new Black Key's album (Turn Blue) a few times now. Not sure if it's as good as El Camino, but it is pretty good. If you liked El Camino, I think you'll like Turn Blue as well.
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#405349 - 06/11/14 09:54 AM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: SirQuack]
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A buddy pulled up a few "Kongos" songs on Youtube last night and it took a few songs but some of it is pretty catchy for the genre.

Why I mention it though is that I was jokingly being pretty adamant that an accordion has no place in modern music outside of polkas and maybe bluegrass. However, in the end, I had to concede that these guys actually pulled it off.
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#405494 - 06/14/14 12:36 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: Murph]
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Originally Posted By: Murph
A buddy pulled up a few "Kongos" songs on Youtube last night and it took a few songs but some of it is pretty catchy for the genre.

Why I mention it though is that I was jokingly being pretty adamant that an accordion has no place in modern music outside of polkas and maybe bluegrass. However, in the end, I had to concede that these guys actually pulled it off.




Punk klezmer?
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#405540 - 06/16/14 08:41 AM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: SirQuack]
Murph Offline
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snicker
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#405567 - 06/16/14 03:56 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: SirQuack]
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Just listened to my Metallica S&M album for the first time since getting the Axioms and it sounded better than I remember. This has always been one of my favorite metal albums. Maybe I'm a bit odd, but I have always liked classical and metal and thought the two of them combined was just awesome with a unique sound that can't be found elsewhere. With the album being 5 times platinum I'm a little surprised that we haven't seen more bands give this a try. If you know of any that I'm just not aware of, please share. smile

Highly recommended for the few that may have never heard it.
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#405573 - 06/16/14 08:10 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: SirQuack]
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I answered my own question with a Google search and I'm glad I did. There's a whole genre I never heard of called symphonic metal. Every search that I did for metal and symphony had Epica listed somewhere in the results and for good reason IMO. This dutch metal band is just awesome. I downloaded and listened to one of their albums already and ordered the CD. It's The Classical Conspiracy. First album I've heard in a long time that had me smiling from the first track to the last. The lead singer in this band, wow has she got a set of lungs.

Here's a sample of a classical piece they adapted:
In the Hall of the Mountain King by Edvard Grieg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZVebSr-MFM&list=AL94UKMTqg-9Csy5z-VBv5oSaCqF2A_qlV

Here's an original song of theirs:
Beyond Belief
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4TloLjjx2I

It was really hard to decide which two songs to share as I sincerely loved all of them, the remakes of classical songs and their own metal songs with classical elements.
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#405574 - 06/16/14 08:34 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: SirQuack]
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Registered: 07/12/09
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I will definitely give the a listen, huge metallica fan. BEst band I ever saw in concert bar none.
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#405581 - 06/17/14 08:34 AM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: SirQuack]
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Hey stoudtlr,

I'm a big fan of symphonic rock & metal. A few that I can remember having are a couple of Tristania & Nightwish CDs that I really like. Although I haven't really listened to Nightwish since Tarja Turunen left the band. her voice was amazing.

I also really like Within Temptation. Although 'some' of thier CD stuff borders on symphonic pop, if there is such a thing. Their concerts though, are much more energized. If you can find thier Black Symphony BluRay with the Metropole Orchestra, definitely pick it up.

On an interesting note that may explain why some metal and symphonic music mixes so well, I once watched a documentary on music and why it provides pleasant stimulus to our brain. While discussing the multitude of genres they actually praised some metal bands and thier music as being up there in complexity with classical music. Some metal(not all of course) has many more tempo changes, more complex bridging, more complex note building etc. than most typical rock/pop music and many other genres.

They used a Metallica song as one of 2 or three examples that I remember. Speaking of which, one of my favorite tricks to play on my more classically oriented friends is to put on "Nothing Else Matters" played by the 4 cellists of Apocalyptica and then ask them to guess what composer wrote the 'piece'.

So far, I've heard a lot of names of different composers, from modern to early period, as they try to show off thier knowledge but so far, none of them have guessed James Hetfield. <insert grin here>
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#405582 - 06/17/14 08:42 AM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: Murph]
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Registered: 09/27/04
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Loc: Central NH
Originally Posted By: Murph
<insert grin here>

<insert evil James Hetfield grin here>

Fixed it for 'ya.
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#405583 - 06/17/14 08:43 AM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: SirQuack]
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Registered: 10/05/06
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Loc: PEI, Canada
That is better.
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